Numerical methods for a model for compressible miscible displacement in porous media. (English) Zbl 0537.76062

The authors derive a nonlinear parabolic system for single-phase, miscible displacement of one compressible fluid by another in a porous medium under the assumption that no volume change results from the mixing of the components and that a pressure-density relation exists for each component in a form that is independent of mixing implying that fluids are in the liquid state. They analyse two numerical schemes for approximating the solution of a two component system only for concentration of fluid and pressure using a parabolic Galerkin procedure for the concentration equation for both the schemes but a parabolic Galerkin procedure for the first scheme and a parabolic mixed finite element technique for the second numerical scheme for the pressure equation.
It is claimed that the two procedures used for the two-component model can easily be generalized to treat an n-component model. The formulations and analysis are new and are of great interest to people working in ’numerical analysis’ and ’petroleum engineering’. [This is an abridged version, the complete review is available on demand.]
Reviewer: H.K.Verma


76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
76T99 Multiphase and multicomponent flows
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics
76N10 Existence, uniqueness, and regularity theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
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